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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

Dan, I love these pics of the Speedy Pro's display back. Thanks for sharing!

Thank you, even though I think my picture skills are lacking.

post #18422 of 33959
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Kap - by unnecessary stitching details, I mean that I don't like contrast stitching (for this application) and would even prefer none/minimal stitching (this means that the strap would have to be unlined).

I see. Again, personally I would prefer a lined, stitched strap for a Speedy, like in Hayward's pic above (with contrasting or same coloured stitching), but if you like this look:

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maybe the straps from Hodinkee is worth a look.

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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

I would still like a Speedy, this time a professional, but am rather turned off by the inscription on the case back.

On the 3570.50.00?
Edited by Kaplan - 2/26/13 at 10:59am
post #18423 of 33959

Getting in on this sweet action with what im wearing today (on a hodinkee strap no less!)

 

 

 

3572 on a hodinkee dark brown suede strap

post #18424 of 33959
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Not sure if you guys are on other watch forums, but if you do you may have worked out that there was a bit of a fly in the ointment with my Rouge - the guarantee card came with a non-matching serial number, which in a nutshell is a really really really bad thing.

My initial exchange with the seller over this matter was a little confusing as he tried (in vain) to reassure me that all was well - he thought I was referring to the catalogue reference number, which is never the same as the casing reference number.

You see, JLC engraves case reference numbers on the back of their watches (format XXX.XX.XX), which are not the same as the reference numbers you find in their catalogues for the exact same model (format XXXXXXX). They record the catalogue reference number in their guarantee cards.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, the original retailing boutique was contacted and after some checking they agreed that apparently a mistake was made somewhere by them. They are re-issuing a correct guarantee card for my watch as I type this.

See, a hitherto unforeseen benefit to purchasing boutique-only models with are tracked a lot better by the manufacture! I can only imagine how I would be SOL had this been a watch originally purchased from an AD... eek.gif

I saw that on TPP. Hopefully you had time to delete the pictures of the serial number and card!
post #18425 of 33959
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

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Damn, I need to get a strap for my Speedy.

I am thinking Hodinkee's Beige strap or even their light brown / dark brown suede...
post #18426 of 33959
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

If the inscription is a turn off, maybe then the movement would make up for that. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

Getting in on this sweet action with what im wearing today (on a hodinkee strap no less!) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



3572 on a hodinkee dark brown suede strap

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we just got in this one at work, it if were a black face id be tempted.


post #18427 of 33959
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post



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we just got in this one at work, it if were a black face id be tempted.
 

For me it's modern SS Daytona white, but the Speedy was meant to be black.

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

For me it's modern SS Daytona white, but the Speedy was meant to be black.

i fully agree. smile.gif
post #18429 of 33959
Nice pics, Cylon.

I am not a Speedy owner (yet!) but would also be in the camp for black dials only. Haven't decided on sapphire sandwich vs. 3570.50. (Or vintage? hmmmm...)

Omega has done plenty of different versions over the years, and there's probably one for everybody.

Hayward: Sorry to hear your ownership experience was less than ideal.
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thanks guys for the kind words. here it is on the wrist--looks more brown than the pix above. looking to get some nato straps as well ASAP.

post #18431 of 33959
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

See, a hitherto unforeseen benefit to purchasing boutique-only models with are tracked a lot better by the manufacture! I can only imagine how I would be SOL had this been a watch originally purchased from an AD... eek.gif

Glad to hear that everything worked out for you!  That would have made me a bit crazy until things were resolved.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post



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we just got in this one at work, it if were a black face id be tempted.


 

Nah...even with a black dial its still not a Speedy Pro.

post #18432 of 33959
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Nah...even with a black dial its still not a Speedy Pro.

 

My workmate has this model and there's something "different" about it most certainly.  Doesn't mean it's "off" - I quite like how it looked on his wrist - it's just... not a Speedy Pro.  Is it the date? And yet others have wished that the Speedy Pro would come with a date...

 

Wearing this one today, finally rotated "away" from the 3970 for a while.  Something off with the 5040's moonphase (it's supposed to be a full moon tonight).  Will have to check what's going on tonight.  

 

 

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^^ superb ^^
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Nah...even with a black dial its still not a Speedy Pro.

this is true. crisis averted lol.
post #18434 of 33959
Keith, go with the original moonwatch - the 3570.50. Nothing beats the soft warmth and "glow" or the Hesalite crystal. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #18435 of 33959
Those speedies are beautiful. I had one several years ago, and I miss it very much.

Unfortunately, I won't be getting one again anytime soon, as my planet ocean co axial just died on me after 3 years. Seems a bit early... Anyhow, goodbye $500.
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